DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

Premier School endorsed for excellence in education

The National Education Conference has endorsed the proposal of the ministry of education to establish a Premier School or “School of Excellence” to bring quality education in the country. Initially the plan was to establish a science focused premier school, however, it was further broadened to the field of technical …

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Waste Survey being carried out by Clean Bhutan

Clean Bhutan Organization has started surveying the state of waste management in the capital to check awareness on zero waste policy, advocate behavioral change on sustainable consumption of goods and in finding the root causes of waste problems. Eight interns are doing the survey in areas plagued with waste management …

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Incident Command System for Natural Disasters

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An Incident Command System (ICS) is to be put in place during times of disaster. This was decided during the 4th Meeting of the National Disaster Management Authority last week under the Chairmanship of Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay. Discussion on post disaster management; National Disaster Management Strategies; and the need for helipad …

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Vocational camp for students

The Third Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Winter Camp themed “One Skill by One Youth is Zero Dependence (1+1=0)” began earlier last week in the Jigme Wangchuck Power Training Institute (JWPTI)-Dekiling, Sarpang. 117 (43 Female & 74 male) students who appeared for Class X examination in 2016 from 39 …

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2 girls arrested for larceny

Thimphu police arrested two underage girls on 24 December from Khasadrapchu in connection with larceny. Police received a complaint from an owner of a shop near the clock tower stating that a handbag containing Nu 90,000 and 435 US$ has been stolen in the morning of 23 December 2016. The …

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Heavy new penalties for littering and waste

Littering and illegal disposal of garbage will be levied heavy fines according to the amended Waste Prevention and Management Rules. This was done following the national cleaning campaign held on December 9 to commemorate a decade of His Majesty’s Reign. Agriculture and Forest minister Yeshey Dorji said such stern provisions …

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